Another warm day on Saturday with some rain, then cooling off into next week, but so far not much new snow. Tuesday is the best chance for snow, and we'll update if it looks like the forecast changes with an increased amount.
Monday warmed up into the 40s and those temperatures prevailed through the night with some wind and rain to further damage the snow we had. Cooling off as of Tuesday evening, but at most an inch of new snow tonight and Wednesday. Quite cold on Thursday, warmer on Friday, and the a high near 40 with rain on Saturday.
So, most of the snow in the Lake Placid area is gone for now. Paul Smiths and Newcomb will have retained a base, but surfaces will, at best, be "dust on crust". So, it looks like we're back to microspikes and hiking for the rest of the week and coming weekend.
Mt. Van Hoevenberg is back to a 1 km loop and reports the weather conditions as "clousy"- spell checker doesn't like that word, but I don't think it is a typo. Cascade hasn't updated, but their well-sheltered trails may have held enough base that they can groom at least a few trails once we get the inch or so predicted on Wednesday.
Trail Conditions 101
Trail condition reports are posted frequently during the ski season. The Adirondack backcountry can be a hard place to predict with weather and trail conditions that often change rapidly. We can't offer the same detailed descriptions of trail conditions as groomed nordic centers.